Updated QIP accreditation requirements for spirometry log books

QIP have recently simplified the accreditation requirements around spirometry log books.  This will particularly benefit any medical practices completing their first accreditation cycles AND has also addressed how to manage accreditation and your staff turnover. “…For operators who have not worked a full year at a practice, they are only required to provide a log …

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New TSANZ Position Statement on Respiratory Surveillance

A new TSANZ position statement “Respiratory surveillance for coal mine dust and artificial stone exposed workers in Australia and New Zealand”  has been published online. You can read more here Importantly this statement encourages the adoption of the LLN to interpret spirometry and discourages use of the fixed cutoff value of 0.7.

Silicosis Health Warning – A National Response Required

Any occupation where the earth’s crust is disturbed can cause Silicosis. There has recently been a concerning increase in cases of Silicosis in Australia and a national response is urgently required. You can read more about the current Australian health monitoring requirements  for silica  in this factsheet.

NSW Coal Mining Health & Safety – Order 43

Spirometry Training Company is proud to work alongside Coal Services Health in providing the spirometry training for Nurses and Medical Practitioners involved in NSW Order 43. ____________________________________________________________________________________ The Coal Services Board has approved changes to the health monitoring requirements for NSW coal workers in response to the re-emergence of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP). This new Order …

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New Standards for the delivery of Spirometry for Coal Mine Workers

Standards for the delivery of spirometry for coal miner workers (PDF, 582KB) In July 2017 this  FINAL document was released by the QLD Government and Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand.  It outlines the minimum standards required for performing spirometry for the assessment and monitoring of coal mine workers lung function.  The following are …

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